Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby baldyskier » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:11 pm

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Marc_C wrote:It's been years and you and Tony still refuse to even remotely attempt to understand what Admin, me, and Eubanks (KSL) have been actually saying.

I'm not going to search and dig up the old threads, but I've agreed with the January Snow Drought observations and stopped going to SLC during that month based purely on anecdotal evidence -- getting skunked for new snow and rock-hard conditions three years in a row in the late 00s. What I said above was a joke implying that the exception may prove the rule.


I was leery about going in January, too, but made the trek based on Evan Thayer of Open Snow. His few days to 2 week outlook has helped me time good powder weeks in SLC for a couple years now. The downside is that I’ve resorted to driving from LA, as airfare gets expensive for last minute bookings.
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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby Marc_C » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:38 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:
Marc_C wrote:It's been years and you and Tony still refuse to even remotely attempt to understand what Admin, me, and Eubanks (KSL) have been actually saying.

I'm not going to search and dig up the old threads, but I've agreed with the January Snow Drought observations and stopped going to SLC during that month based purely on anecdotal evidence -- getting skunked for new snow and rock-hard conditions three years in a row in the late 00s. What I said above was a joke implying that the exception may prove the rule.

Yeah, I wasn't entirely sure. Apologies for painting you with the broad brush.
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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby Marc_C » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:41 pm

baldyskier wrote:I was leery about going in January, too, but made the trek based on Evan Thayer of Open Snow.

As Admin and I have always maintained from the first time this has come up, it's by no means a hard rule and certainly doesn't apply every year, just like those magic snowfall averages.
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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:55 am

The “Iron Blosam” dry spell in March has occurred during more of the past 15 years and at greater severity than the so-called dry spell in mid-January. Both of them dissolve into random variation once you include enough data. January at Alta was spectacular during most of the 1990’s before the Marcs arrived in Utah.

FYI the Snowbird SNOTEL has daily data back to 1989. I went through that a few years ago and MarcC is welcome to apply his more sophisticated statistical techniques to that data to support his assertion. But of course he would rather just wave his hands in the air with his confirmation bias.

So let’s call them the Crocker March jinx and the Guido/Chrusch January jinx. Both have zero predictive value for future seasons. I have offered to make ongoing bets for future January 5-25 and have heard nothing but crickets in response.
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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby reefuss12 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:27 pm

Thx for posting the pics. We here in So Calif are not blessed with snow anymore apparently. So your pics are always a big plus.
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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby Admin » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:28 pm

Thank you reefus12!
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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby TRam » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:07 pm

Bigly snows looking likely sat thru Tuesday in Utah and Jackson, not so much in rado. Anyone who may have the ability to screw it up please stay away. I'm still thirsty
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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby Admin » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:11 pm

TRam wrote:Bigly snows looking likely sat thru Tuesday in Utah and Jackson, not so much in rado. Anyone who may have the ability to screw it up please stay away. I'm still thirsty


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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby tseeb » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:24 am

Sounds like not everyone was happy with the crowds all the new snow brought out.
https://fox13now.com/2019/01/24/utah-sk ... e-his-gun/
Also sounds like CA going to get hit starting tonight with 5-day prediction for Kirkwood of 48-71" and possibly snow down to sea level.
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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby Marc_C » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:20 am

tseeb wrote:Sounds like not everyone was happy with the crowds all the new snow brought out.
https://fox13now.com/2019/01/24/utah-sk ... e-his-gun/"

Like anywhere else, we have our share of assholes!

The other week a visitor yelled at me - I was carrying my stuff into GMD, as usual with my skis on my shoulder, tips forward. An older* guy was walking behind me. As I turned right out of that lane of the parking lot naturally my ski tails swung to the left. This guy - remember, walking behind me - then yells at me to be more careful because my skis almost hit him! Between giggles I told him to buy an effing clue. That's when he decided to also yell at me for carrying my skis incorrectly in an unsafe manner!

*: btw, no ageism here, as I classify as an "older guy". In fact next season I get the senior discount on my Alta pass.
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Re: Alta, UT 1/10-24/2019 - 7 feet in 8 days

Postby kingslug » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:42 pm

Had a guy at the Mangy Moose bark something at me..but since its a full carry state..I ignored it.
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